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  1. I agree with Jody......don't do it....don't shy away from something that seems hard right now.....I know you want to progress fast but you must realize it takes a long time. Progress will be slow(it is for all of us) but do it correctly! You will thank yourself later.


    What tune are you trying to play that is giving you trouble. I find that most adult try to play tunes to hard for them. If this is so, put it aside and come back to it a year from now to see how it goes. Some tune just don't work on the anglo.


    Have fun!



    Sad thing is it is not anything very difficult. Just Fevre Jacque from Gary Coover's book. When I try to hit the little finger it comes out really weak. But I appreciate the encouragement and will keep trying.


    I was having trouble finding the above mentioned tutorial -- here's the current link.


    Just to let you know that my tutor is still there as a free down load if anybody wants it.

    It was recorded for Anglo beginners and is a help for twenty button playing.

    It was the way I found to enable my left hand to accompany my right.


    So isn’t still available somewhere? This link is not work8 g for me. Thank you for this

  3. So I understand which buttons on an Anglo are supposed to be played with my little finger but I find I dont do very well on my left hand for the second to the last button . I do much better if I use my ring finger. Is this verboten or sacrilegious? Will I be developing a terrible habit?

  4. I hadn't been aware of this song as yet.


    The High Ranters' version seems to be unfortunately not available in Germany - however the banjo version is very likable and gets me a bit hooked on the song, will give it a try I guess.


    Thanks for the hint!

    If you would be so kind to post a recording if you do

  5. Just want to thank you, Gary Coover. I have been playing Concertina for three months. It is my very first instrument. I attended NESI this year and Marta Vogel recommended your books and then Jody Kruskal explained some of how you put them together. They have been a godsend and I look forward to Cowboy songs


    ---------- Forwarded message ----------

    From: Caitlín Nic Gabhann <caitlinnicgabhann@gmail.com>

    Date: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    Subject: Caitlin & Ciaran - USA East Coast Tour October 2017

    To: Caitlin Nic Gabhann <caitlinnicgabhann@gmail.com>




    Hello folks! Caitlín here!


    I know that it is unlikely, but if you get a chance to hear her play it will completely blow your mind! She is terrific! Talk tomorrow!








    ? Happy September to you all! ?


    A few EXCITING announcements coming up, but for now... Just a quick note this time to announce our


    ? USA East Coast Tour ?




    *We're asking you to Help us SPREAD THE WORD!


    Tell your East Coast USA friends!*




    Here are the details:


    Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh


    ?Fiddle - Concertina - Dance ?




    Sat 14th Oct




    McGinnity's Restaurant & Party House


    534 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14615




    Tickets: Email marta.driscoll@gmail.com








    Sun 15th Oct




    Turning Point Church


    438 Columbia St. Utica, NY 13502












    Mon 16th Oct




    Burlington Violin Shop


    23 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401












    Wed 18th Oct




    The Burren Backroom Series


    247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144












    Thurs 19th Oct




    Ware Family Recital Hall - Swope Music Building,


    West Chester University,


    817 S. High Street,


    West Chester, PA 19383




    (Tickets on the door)








    Fri 20th Oct




    Cadens House Bethesda




    Info & Tickets: Email slcaden@yahoo.com








    Sat 21th Oct










    Sun 22nd Oct




    Gumans Barn,


    8 Main Street, Newtown, CT




    Tickets: Email tmquinn@optonline.net



    *We're asking you to Help us SPREAD THE WORD!


    Tell your East Coast USA friends!*


    Chat again soon!







  7. My Morse Céilí is 16 years old and I've never done anything special and it has been fine. (Well OK, I don't dunk it underwater or bury it in garden soil or store it in a heated oven.) Modern concertinas are in my experience much less touchy about low humidity, etc. than the antique ones I've known. Have fun.




    PS, I would add that keeping the new bellows fully closed in the case when not playing is the best way to break them in - I expect someone told you about that.


    Yes, Doug from The Button Box wagged his finger at me to make the point about keeping thebellows closed. I don’t think I can forget

  8. Glad to know the Morse stay in shape well. I was really lucky to get expert advice when I was trying to make a decision to buy at NESI. Unfortunately I did leave it in the car for about two hours , Windows were down but now the bellows do seem stiffer and are a little noisy . Is there any thing I could or should do? I am playing so hopefully that will break it in

  9. So I am now the proud owner of a new R. Morse & Co. Céilí from the Button Box. I have named her Sadie.

    I am hoping I could get recommendations on care. Doug Barr has already advised me to do something for humidity in the winter. Not sure yet how I will accomplish it so any useful ideas are welcome. What other habits would been good to develop in order to take good care of my new love.

  10. So I have never played an instrument before. I have been renting a Rochelle for about a month. I have been practice scales and watching OAIM videos. I can "play" a few and I can tell I am making progress but maybe slowly.

    My questions is about learning to read standard music notation. That is how the tutor book I have proceeds but it seems much harder then abc notation. But I am not sure that will be true for the long haul. I would really like to hear folks insights on this. If I should be learning to read music , I might as well work on it. One other thing to note, it is unlikely I will be playing with anyone else.

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